The Hillel Theatre Company was officially established in the spring semester of 2001 with its production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Its purpose is to allow Jewish students of all levels of observance to participate in the theatre without violating any religious beliefs. Therefore, the HTC never has performances or rehearsals on the Sabbath. Occasionally, the HTC even uses the art of theatre to promote Jewish identity to the public. With this purpose in mind, the Hillel Theatre Company has gone on to create productions of “The Fantastiks”, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and an original production, “Dances from the Soul”.
The mission of the Hillel Theatre Company is to allow Jewish students of all levels of observance to participate in theatre without violating any religious beliefs. The Hillel Theatre Company is used to bring all different types of Jewish students together to meet, interact, and collaborate on a full-scale production at the end of each semester.